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Thermomix Almond Milk

Thermomix Cost Saving: Almond Milk

How do you save money with your Thermomix? There are so many ways that owning a Thermomix can help you save you a little or a lot off your weekly grocery bill that I thought I’d share some of my Top Tips! 

Let’s discuss almond milk today.

Almond milk is a plant milk manufactured from almonds with a creamy texture and nutty flavor, although some types or brands are flavored in imitation of dairy milk. It is made by grinding almonds, mixing them with water, and then filtering the mixtures to create milk that has a nutty flavour. It’s a great alternative for those who cannot or choose not to drink cow’s milk as well as people who just like drinking alternative milk.

Many commercial varieties are available but it’s best homemade.

Why is almond milk so great?

  1. It is dairy-free Almond milk contains no cow’s milk or other animal products making it a great option for those who are lactose intolerant or following a vegan, plant-based diet.
  2. It is nutritious Almond milk is naturally rich in several vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin E. 
  3. It is low in calories. Almond milk is lower in calories than cow’s milk. Some find this fact confusing as almonds are known to be high in calories and fat. However, due to the way almond milk is processed, there is a very small portion of almonds (10% or less) in the final product. It is a great way for people to cut calories and lose weight.
  4. Low in sugar. Making your own almond milk means that it is sugar-free or low sugar. Commercial almond milk contains sugars and artificial sweeteners, so making your own you know the quantity of sugar in it.
  5. It may reduce the risk of heart disease Studies show that regular consumption of nuts is linked to a reduced risk of heart disease. This is partly because they are high in healthful fats.

How do you make almond milk in the Thermomix?


  • 1000 g water, cold, plus extra for soaking
  • 200 g almonds, whole
  • 1000 g water, cold


  1. Place a bowl on the mixing bowl lid and weigh in almonds. Cover with water and set aside in the fridge to soak overnight (or for at least 6 hours).
  2. Rinse soaked almonds under running water then drain and place in mixing bowl.
  3. Add 1000 g water and blend 3 min/speed 10. Line simmering basket with a muslin cloth, or use a nut milk bag, then slowly pour the almond mixture through muslin, collecting milk in a bowl below. Reserve almond pulp in muslin (see tip) then transfer almond milk to a glass bottle (1L)

Top tip

  • Keep the almond pulp collected in the muslin. It can be used for making cakes, cereals, ice cream, or smoothies. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze until needed.
  • To prepare the bottle, thoroughly wash the bottle and lid in hot, soapy water. Rinse by pouring over boiling water. Prepare for filling, if needed, by placing on a clean tea towel in a roasting tin and heating in the oven at 100˚C until required.
  • The almond milk will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days. If it separates, shake the bottle to homogenise again.

The cost saving is incredible as you can buy almonds in bulk and simply add water.

Notes: Prices and links to Waitrose Website are correct as of  January 2021. Please do drop me a note if the links have changed or been deleted.


Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini is what you make for after dinner drinks, or when you need a pick-me-up but don’t want to fall behind the pack on a night out and here’s a simple recipe to make in your Thermomix.

The Espresso Martini was invented by the famous bartender Dick Bradsell, as a peculiar request from a British top model in his London bar in 1983.⁣

The espresso martini is a cold, coffee-flavored cocktail made with vodka, espresso coffee, coffee liqueur, and sugar syrup. It is not a true martini as it contains neither gin nor vermouth, but is one of many drinks that incorporate the term into their names

It’s got a jolt of caffeine with creamy flavour and a buzz of booze. It’s a true classic to kick back with! ⁣


Watermelon Lemonade

Have you had your fill of fresh, summer watermelon yet? I hope not because you’ve gotta try this homemade watermelon lemonade! It’s so….. “summery”!! That mint just takes the watermelon flavor to a new level, making this watermelon lemonade so refreshing! With only 5 ingredients it doesn’t get any easier!

Egg nog

This deliciously creamy eggnog recipe is a little taste of Christmas history so easy to whip up and enjoy with your Thermomix.

Eggnog, egg nog or egg-nog, historically also known as milk punch or egg-milk punch, is a rich, chilled, sweetened, dairy-based beverage. It is traditionally made with milk, cream, sugar, whipped egg whites, and egg yolks.

According to Opieeggnog has its roots in British aristocracy: “In the winter, the wealthy would drink warm milk and egg beverages seasoned with pricey spices such as ground nutmeg and cinnamon and expensive liquors like brandy and sherry to keep it from spoiling.” When the drink passed to America, rum was used.

Iced coffee

Perfect Thermomixed Iced Coffee every time. This recipe is quick, easy, budget-friendly, and tastes just like the gourmet coffee-shops, if not better!

Irish Cream

Homemade Baileys

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream recipe is a deliciously creamy and chocolatey homemade alcoholic drink. Make it in less than 5 minutes in your Thermomix and with just 6 basic ingredients.

It’s perfect homemade gift for family and friends. In fact, it’s such a perfect recipe that for the last few years I have made bottles and gifted them to my children’s teachers with a love note: “My child is probably the reason you drink, so enjoy this homemade Baileys on us”. You need a teacher with a sense of humour to appreciate it.

The beauty of this recipe is how simple it is. In just a couple of minutes you’ll be sipping this super yummy drink and wonder why I only drink this at Christmas time; surely it should be all year round.

Matcha Golden Turmeric Latte

This recipe for matcha golden turmeric latter provides a double boost of healthiness, using both matcha green tea and turmeric.

Turmeric, a golden spice traditionally only seen in Indian curries. Turmeric is being revamped in the form of golden turmeric lattes and as a delicious aromatic tea that is sweeping the globe too.Turmeric is a great addition to your diet as it contains lots of antioxidants and is also great for fighting inflammation. Studies have also found that turmeric’s active ingredient, curcumin helps to prevent Alzheimer’s by reducing inflammation in the brain.

I particularly like this matcha golden turmeric version as it combination with matcha. Matcha is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg, boosts metabolism and burns calories, detoxifies effectively and naturally and is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins. It provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium and lowers cholesterol and blood sugar.

I love the taste of matcha having lived in Japan and can drink it one it’s own. But I’m very aware the taste is not for everyone so combining it with a golden turmeric latte and making it into a matcha golden turmeric latte, is truly the best of both worlds.

Try switching out one of your daily coffee’s for this latte as an added extra boost to your health. This recipe contains black pepper which helps the body to absorb the antioxidants in the turmeric. It is also the perfect drink to soothe a cold and to give you a boost of energy!

Watermelon Juice

Watermelon juice couldn’t be easier to make.  You don’t need a fancy schmancy juicer, just a blender. Nice and refreshing with plenty of crushed ice, it’s easier to make than you may think with Thermomix. I thought my watermelon juice was perfectly sweet without any added sugar, but I added a squeeze of honey for that extra zing.

Watermelons are mostly water — about 92 percent — but this refreshing fruit is soaked with nutrients. Each juicy bite has significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, lots of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids. There’s even a modest amount of potassium. Antioxidants help prevent damage, and cancer. Your body uses vitamin B6 to help break down proteins, so the more protein is consumed, the more vitamin B6 is needed. Potassium, although a relatively small amount is in watermelon, helps balance fluids in your cells. Low potassium levels sometimes cause muscle cramps.

Hangover cure

Hangover Cure Smoothie

Stanley George for this Pharmacist-approved hangover cure smoothie.  Too many toasts and cheers may have you cursing, do your body a favour with this morning-after smoothie recipe.
(Re-blogged) Seventeen-year veteran pharmacist and owner of Stanley’s Pharmacy in NYC, Stanley George, is used to tending to the bleary-eyed crowd on Saturday mornings at his Lower East Side pharmacy where he serves up his signature “Drinks + Drugs.” Stanley relies on herbal tonics alongside traditional Western medicine to give clients the best of both worlds. His hangover remedy tea is popularly consumed with a dose of Advil on the side.


Blend the ingredients below and slurp away to detoxify, rebuild electrolytes, and restore your body’s normal pH levels (see individual explanations below). This delicious hangover cure was prescribed by Stanley exclusively for SELF and now easily converted to Thermomix by One Girl.